AMERICAN POLITICS

POL2IAP

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the government and politics of the United States and engage in discussion of the institutions, political culture and recent history of the country. There is some concentration on recent events and the implications for American politics, and the changing role of the United States in the world. Students are encouraged to link current politics to American films, novels and music.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinator

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning Activities Exam essay

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPOL3IAP

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

More equal than others: America from Nixon to the new century

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHodgson, G.

Year2004

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PublisherPRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

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American politics and society

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcKay, D.

Year2005

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PublisherBLACKWELL

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Complete written work that makes use of the diverse sources relating to American politics
02. Complete written work that shows an understanding of the contemporary dynamics of American politics
03. Complete written work that shows an understanding of the political institutions and recent history of the US

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